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June 24, 2000


This week: Surviving Road Trips with Kids

It's easier to travel on the cheap when you travel by yourself or as a couple. But when you throw kids into the travel mix, suddenly you're in a whole different ball game. Heck, a whole different ball park. And I'm not talking just financial pressure. I'm talking mental, the psychological stress that arises when traveling with kids.

But when you think of it, with all the distractions daily life has to offer, the Internet, cable TV, what better way to spend some quality time with your family than by packing them in the mini-van and hitting the road. A few weeks ago I asked you to call in and give us your tips about how to survive traveling with kids. We received a lot of "trade" secrets that provided innovative ways to make it fun and recently announced significant discounts exclusively for families. Round trip tickets for children 17 and under will be discounted by as much as $200. Hurry up though, you have to buy your tickets by June 30th, but they're good for flights through September 6th, the peak of the family travel season. Listen in and learn a few more tips.

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Next Week: Honeymoon Nightmares

This time of year signifies the peak of another human phenomenon. An event so significant it has changed lives forever. Altered history completely. Kingdoms have fallen and risen under it's power. Maybe it's happened to a neighbor or a loved one, or maybe it's even happened to you. That's right. I'm talking about a marriage. Planning a wedding can be more than a little strenuous. How many guests to invite, live music or a DJ, chicken or beef. And if you thought the pressure of preparing for the wedding was intense, wait until you get to the honeymoon. The ultimate, most romantic, most exciting vacation of your lifetime, no pressure there! Unfortunately, high expectations are sometimes met with disappointment: Honeymoon disasters.

Send us an email or call 888-SAV-TRAV (888-728-8728) and tell us about that matrimonial vacation that went exactly the way you did not plan it. What was your Honeymoon nightmare? Where did it all fall to pieces and how did you and your new life partner survive the ordeal? We want to hear your story.


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